The Democratic Republic of the Congo- DRC’s security forces have shot dead two people during anti-government demonstrations in the capital, Kinshasa.
The right groups of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reported that another man was shot dead in the city of Kananga.
#DRC: Two men shot dead outside St Alphonse church in Kinshasa’s Matete commune as security forces disperse peaceful protesters calling for Pres Kabila to step down. Heavy security force deployment and roadblocks across capital; SMS, internet access shut down @hrw pic.twitter.com/ke0A68EbQJ
— Ida Sawyer (@ida_sawyer) December 31, 2017
The protester, who also happened to be a church worshipper assembled for ‘a peaceful protest’, was shot dead after the soldiers opened fire on the protesters.
.@antonioguterres calls on the Government and national security forces in the DRC to exercise restraint and to uphold the rights of the Congolese people to the freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. full text here: https://t.co/Q81SRlIROK
— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) January 1, 2018
The Catholic Church activists have been demanding President Joseph Kabila to step down and announced a Sunday march.
— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) December 31, 2017
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been going through a political deadlock since Kabila’s term ended in December 2016 and he refused to step down ever since.